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5 Home Remedies for Nail Fungus

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
5 Home Remedies for Nail Fungus

Have you had fungal nails for a long time and you cannot find a way to stop them? Have you tried different products that do nothing but damage your nails and your skin but you still can not get rid of the fungi? Many people suffer from fungal nails on the hands and / or feet and some even take years to get eliminate them. In this OneHowTo article we want to share five different home remedies for nail fungus.

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Apple cider vinegar against fungal nails

The first home remedy to treat nail fungus is to pour a cup of cider or apple cider vinegar in a container filled with warm water. Put the nail affected by fungi in this mixture for 15-20 minutes. Passed this time thoroughly dry nails with a towel or paper.

If your skin becomes irritated do not do this every day (every three or four days), or use less apple cider vinegar. If your skin is not sensitive do this every day.

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Olive oil and oregano oil to remove nail fungus

Mix in a glass two drops of oregano oil with a tablespoon of olive oil. Once mixed, apply on the nails of your affected hands or feet until the fungi disappear.

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Lemon against fungal nails

Lemon is known for its antibacterial properties, helping to effectively fight fungus formation too, this is why it's such an effective anti-fungal treatment. To use it for this purpose, make juice with a couple of lemons and submerge the nail in the juice for around 10 minutes. Repeat this procedure daily for three weeks and you'll notice that your nails will lighten and look much healthier.

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Garlic against fungal nails

Place four or five cloves of garlic in a saucepan with water and bring to the boil. When it starts to boil, take it off the heat and wait until the water cools slightly. Then, dip the feet or hands with fungal nails for about 10-15 minutes. Repeat several times a week and you'll see how, thanks to the health benefits of garlic, your nails will look healthy again.

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Caster oil to treat fungal nails

Make a mixture with half a glass of castor oil and seven drops of lemon juice. Put the nail affected by fungi in this mixture for 15 minutes. When finished thoroughly dry the feet or hands. You can do this every day for several weeks.

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Preventing the appearance of nail fungus

Other than knowing these remedies, it is also desirable to implement some simple tips that can help you prevent fungal nails and have healthier hands and / or feet.

Remember that if you choose to treat this infection with home remedies, recovery can be slower than any medicine, though it can be as effective.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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